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DIY science with Science Educator Becky Wolfe and her daughter MJ with Museum at Home at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Museum at Home: bubble snakes


  • Empty plastic beverage bottle
  • Scissors
  • Old sock
  • Bubble solution
  • String or rubber band

MJ making a bubble snake for Museum at Home with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis


  1. For larger socks, cut off the heel of the sock, leaving the toe end of the sock. Smaller, kid-sized socks can be left in one piece.
  2. Using a pair of scissors, cut the bottom of a plastic beverage bottle.
  3. Slide the sock over the open end of the bottle, and secure with string or a rubber band for small children.
  4. Pour bubble solution into a small container.
  5. Dip the sock end of the water bottle into the bubble solution.
  6. Hold the open end of the bottle up to your mouth and blow!
  7. Kids can experiment with blowing through the bottle quickly or slowly, and using big or small breaths.

Becky’s Bubble Solution!


  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 dish soap


  1. Pour warm water into a jar, large enough to hold 3 cups of liquid. I use a quart mason jar.
  2. Add corn syrup and dish soap to the jar.
  3. Gently stir the mixture.
  4. The bubble solution works best if it can sit overnight, but it’s not required.
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